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Volume 50, Number 35.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Highway Body Calls for
Opening Bids on 15th;
HOME LOANS CITED
District Manager Talks; School Fi
nances, Umatilla Dam, Red Cross
Drive Receive Attention.
Bids will be opened by the state
highway commission in Portland
November 15 for grading of the 3.1
mile Hardman-Rock creek sector of
the Heppner-Spray road, thus au
thorizing closing all but half of the
remaining gap in Heppner's long
sought for road into the interior.
This news, conveyed to the Hepp
ner Lions club Monday, brought re
joicing from the members, and re
sulted in a resolution asking its
road committee to wait upon the
county court to discuss the advis
ability of the county's bidding on
Relief work was the feature con
sidered in the club's action. The
committee found that the court had
written for specifications, and plac
ing a bid will probably depend on I
whether it will be necessary for the
county to bid on the job in order
that local men may be employed in
C. J. Shorb of La Grande, district
manager of the Home Owners Loan
corporation, was present and ex
plained the workings of this feature
of the national recovery act The
government has authorized the is
suance of $2,000,000,000 in bonds to
relieve home owners. The loans are
of three kinds, Mr. Shorb said. The
first loan, made to cover mortgage,
taxes and assessments, is effected
through the mortgagee exchanging
his mortgage to the corporation for
an equal amount of the government
bonds. The second and third loans
are cash loans. One, up to 50 per
cent of the appraised valuation is
made to lift taxes and assessments
only, and the other, up to 40 per
cent of the appraised valuation, is
made to help home owners redeem
their property where there is but
a small outstanding indebtedness
against it which they are unable to
meet. Under the present set-up the
loans will be available for three
years only, and repayment is am
ortized over a 15-year period.
Mr. Shorb, who was in Heppner
to wait upon prospective borrow
ers, said that so far little interest
in these loans has been manifested
in Morrow county.
On behalf of Chas. Barlow, Red
Cross roll call chairman, S. E. Not
son asked the Lions to help with
the local solicitation, and W. W.
Smead, G. A. Bleakman, J. D. Cash
and Frank Turner were appointed
for the work.
Mr. Notson also called attention
to the fact that the Tri-State" De
velopment league is continuing to
function with the hope of getting
the Umatilla Rapids dam construc
ted, and urged those who could help
with funds to do so as the league
is In need of help. He said a pic
ture of the proposed dam had been
made and had been published in a
F. W. Turner, Chas. Thomson and
E. F. Bloom, representing the tax
payer, school board and school
views respectively, conducted a
short discussion of the school
finance problem in recognition of
National Education week. Mr.
Bloom and J. O. Turner, the dis
trict's representative in the legisla
ture, will conduct a further discus
sion of the problem next Monday.
The club's bank committee re
ported progress in its work of look
ing into what may be done to get
a bank for Heppner.
HALLOWE'EN PARTY GIVEN.
Mrs. A. M. Baldwin and Mrs. A.
P. Parker were Joint hostesses for
a Hallowe'en party given at the
home of Mrs. Baldwin Monday eve
ning, with Olivia Baldwin, Gladys
Reaney and Cleo Hiatt, honorees.
The home was decorated in orange
and black and the Hallowe'en motif
carried out during the entire eve
ning. Soon after arriving the
guests were presented with Hallo
we'en favors by a mysterious ghost,
whom, it was later learned, was
Mrs. Karl Miller. Following this the
guests were entertained with var
ious games. During the refresh
ments, toasts were given by Fran
cis Nickerson and Billy Cochell,
fortunes were read and the entire
group sang old-time songs. Guests
besides the honorees were Ethel
' Hughes, Marie Barlow, Juanita
Morgan, Jennie Swendig, Marjorle
Parker, Jessie French, Lovena Wil
son, Billy Cochell, Floyd Jones, Joe
Green, Lewis Gilliam, Reese Bur
kenbine, Francis Nickerson, Mar
lon Oviatt, Ed Dick.
MIGNONETTE ARIEL PERRY.
Mrs. Ross Perry, 37, died at the
farm home near lone at 1:10 p. m.,
Tuesday. Funeral services have
been announced to be held at the
lone Congregational church tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
Joseph Pope of Heppner officiating.
Mignonette Ariel Young was born
at Rhlnelander, Wis., Jan. 16, 1896,
to Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Young, being
aged 37 years, 5 months and 25
days at death.
TO CLOSE HA
Pat Mollahan Returns
From Trip to Ireland
Pat Mollahan, popular Heppner
service station proprietor, returned
home Saturday evening from a
two-months trip which took him to
his old home town of Carrigallen,
County Lietrim, Ireland. The trip
was enjoyable throughout, Pat says,
though for awhile it was hard for
him to realize that the hills of Old
Erin were so green; it almost
seemed they should be dry and
barren. But Pat had been in east
ern Oregon for some 20-odd years
since leaving the Emerald Isle as a
lad of 16.
Things seemed natural enough af
ter he had been there a day or so,
Pat said, and there was hardly the
evidence of change that one might
expect to see. He was pleased to
find his father and mother enjoy
ing good health for their years, 74
and 70 respectively, and immensely
enjoyed the visit with them and
three brothers who still live on the
native sod. On the way east he
visited an aunt, his mother's sister,
m iiansas city, and on the return
with another brother who lives in
He sailed from New York, going
over on tne Mannattan, and landed
at Cobh. He returned on the Presi
dent Harding. The trip overland
was made by stage. - The trip going
was made in live days and the re
turn in six. The accommodations
were excellent, and they were con
stantly in touch with the world.
wnat with the radio going at all
times in the dining room, and the
daily newspapers published aboard
ship. But beyond mid-ocean the
German and Italian radio programs
predominated, and Pat said he did
n't apprecaite them so much except
for the music.
He visited London, and remarked
that in both Ireland and England
things moved at a more leisurely
pace than in the states, and people
generally were more sociable. He
also saw the Ford plant at Cork,
closed down at the time, he said,
with two caretakers the sole em
ployees in evidence. Many U. S.
cars were in evidence in the islands.
The most disconcerting sight to
Pat was witnessed on passing thru
an eastern city in the states. A
coa miners' strike was in progress
and Pat said it was pitiful to see
the strikers breaking out plate
glass store windows and the police,
some mounted, trying to fight them
back. His bus was stalled among
the traffic stopped by the riot.
By MARGARET BLAKE
The Camp Fire girls held their
regular meeting at the home of
Bethal Blake last Thursday eve
ning. The girls plan to give a pub
lic ceremonial on a near date. If
the weather permits it will be held
out of doors.
Mrs. Esther Bond of Halsey, state
president of the Rebekah lodge,
met with the local lodge on last
Thursday evening. Members of
the Rebekah lodges of Morgan,
Lexington and Heppner were also
present. Balloting was the only
part of the work of the order that
the state president asked to have
exemplified. Mrs. Bond gave a
good talk and also sang two vocal
solos which were much enjoyed.
Mrs. Brown of Mayville and Miss
Ferguson of Condon were also pres
ent at the meeting and at its close
Mrs. Bond made the return trip
with them as she was scheduled to
be in Fossil on the following eve
ning. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin and
children, Denward and Betty, ac
companied by Junior Mason, drove
to Gibbon, Ore., Friday afternoon
to spend the week end with the
parents of Mr. Bergevin.
. U. S. Representative .Walter M.
Pierce, accompanied by Chas. Cox,
democratic county committeeman,
of Heppner, were shaking hands
with the faithful and others on
our streets Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Nora Hughes Bufflngton of
Portland and Miss Mary Healy of
The Dalles were vistiors at the D.
M. Ward ranch last week. Miss
Healy, who attended high school In
lone a few years ago, has been em
ployed in The Dalles the past two
Mrs. Sylva Gorger was hostess
to the Women's Topic club at her
home north of lone Saturday af
ternoon. The subject for the after
noon was "India." Rollcall was an
swered by giving current events.
"Understanding India" by Gertrude
Marvl Williams was the book re
viewed by Mrs. Ella Smith. A pa
per on "Purdah; the Status of Inr
dlan Women" by Frieda Hauswirth,
prepared by Mrs. Viola Lleuallen,
was read by Mrs. Sylva Gorger, and
"Living India" by Savel Zimand
was reviewed in a paper written
by Miss Katheryn Feldman and
read by Mrs. Inez Frecland. All of
the reviews were well prepared and
were much enjoyed. Delicious re
freshments were served by the
hostess at the close of the meeting.
Last Thursday night the school
house was entered by a prowler and
several of the rooms opened and
ransacked. A gold watch left In
her class room by Mrs. Sperry was
taken and the furnace room, lock
ers, superintendent's office and
other rooms had been disturbed.
So far as can be learned not many
things have been missed.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mathews
returned Friday from Rosoburg
where they have ben employed the
past two months.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Troedson en
tertained a group of young people
at their home on Friday evening
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NEW SCHOOL BUDGET
TO BE M 20TH
Method of Handling War
rant Indebtedness Is
Point at Issue.
CHANGE CUTS LEVY
Provision for Only $9000 Instead
of $50,000 Found to be All That
is Necessary for Year.
School district No. one of Hepp
ner will present a revised budget to
the voters of the district at a spe
cial election to be held at the coun
cil chambers beginning at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon, November 20.
The revised budget was prepared
Tuesday evening by a new budget
committee, M. L. Case, D. A. Wil
son and Spencer Crawford, acting
with the board, Claude Cox, chair
man, Chas. Thomson and Garnet
The new budget was prepared on
an extension of time from the as
sessor after the budget proposed
last week had been defeated by a
3 to 1 vote. The opposition at that
time took the stand that the 47 per
cent increase over last year in the
amount of special district tax pro
posed to be levied was exhorbitant
The action of the board and bud
get committee was amicable in ev
ery respect after discussions had
revealed what might be done to
lower the levy.
The main increase in levy pro
posed by the defeated budget was
brought about by including all the
district's outstanding warrant in
debtedness as an item of proposed
expenditures for next year. The
budgeteers reasoned that there are
already more uncollected taxes due
the district than the amount of this
warrant indebtedness, and that
making a new levy for the whole
amount in one year was not only
duplicating the security behind the
warrants, but was doubling the ob
ligation of taxpayers for this in
debtedness and pyramiding the tax
to an extent that might forestall the
payment of district taxes entirely.
Acting on this theory they cut
down the amount to be raised for
warrant indebtedness to $9000 from
$50,000, the $9000 being considered
all the levy necessary to make up
for uncollectable tax already levied
and for some $7000 in warrants is
sued for capital outlay for which
no levy had before been made.
They also eliminated as estima
ted receipts an amount of some
$31,000, representing part of the de
linquent tax money due the district.
for no assurance can be had that
any amount of delinquent tax may
be collected next year. It was
brought out that so long as the dis
trict is on a warrant basis all dis
trict monies must go first to the re
tirement of outstanding warrants,
the warrants to be called in the or
der of issuance, and thai budgeting
in this manner in no way affects
the value of outstanding warrants,
as there is sufficient tax levied, if
collected, to take up all outstanding
warrants and place the district
again on a cash basis.
The amount of the proposed levy
under the new budget is some $22,
000, or almost $10,000 less than the
amount proposed to be raised by
taxation under the defeated budget.
SCHOOLS SEEK RELIEF.
The state department of public
instruction will make two requests
of the legislature at its special ses
sion, says, C. A. Howard, superin
tendent. First, it will be asked for
a fund to meet the immediate needs
in order that all schools may be
kept open for a reasonable period
during the current year. Second, it
will be asked to provide for turning
revenues from new and stable
sources into a state school fund
after the present unemployment re
lief problem has been solved. Some
of the measures suggested for rais
ing unemployment relief funds are
emergency measures only. Others
are in line with sound principles of
taxation. These sound measures
should be continued and the reven
ues they produce should be used for
school purposes to reduce the prop
erty tax now levied in practically
every district An attempt will be
made to bring this about through
the inclusion of provisions for
school support In certain of the
revenue raising measures which
will come before the special legis
lative session for consideration.
EXAMINER HERE 15TH.
E. R. Thurber, examiner of op
erators and chauffeurs from the of
fice of Hal E. Hoss, secretary of
state, will be in Heppner at the
courthouse next Wednesday, Nov.
15, between the hours of 1 and 5
p. m. All those wishing permits or
licenses to drive cars are asked to
get in touch with Mr. Thurber at
STUDY CLUB TO MEET.
The Womans Study club will meet
at the home of Mrs. Arthur McAtee
next Monday evening. The topic
for discussion will be "History and
Religion of Old Russia."
H. O. Ely, leading farmer of the
Morgan district, living in lone, was
transacting business In the city
Frank Kilkenny, Native
of Ireland, Buried Here
Funeral services for Frank Kil
kenny, 62, native of Ireland, were
held from St. Patrick's Catholic
church in this city last Saturday
morning, Father P. J. Stack officia
ting. Burial was in Heppner cem
etery. The services were largely
attended by friends and relatives.
Mr. Kilkenny died suddenly at
the farm home in the Lexington
vicinity last Thursday, with heart
failure given as the cause of death
He was born at Brendare, Coun
ty Lietrim, Ireland, August 31, 1871,
being aged 62 years, 2 months and
2 days at his death. He came first
to Morrow county as a young man,
and married Margaret Brady near
Heppner, June 11, 1901. With Mrs.
Kilkenny he returned later to Ire
land, and came back to the United
States eight years ago, living in
New York for five years before re
turning to Morrow county three
Besides his widow, Mr. Kilkenny
is survived by four daughters and
three sons. One daughter lives at
St Louis, Mo.; one, Martha, at
Brooklyn, N. Y.; and two, Camilla
and Margaret at home. The three
sons, all living at home, are Frank,
Jr., John and Joe. He is survived
by three brothers, John of Hepp
ner; P. J. of Fort Worth, Tex., s
chaplain In the U. S. army, and Pat
of Ireland; also By four sisters,
Mary Ann Kilkenny of New York,
Rose Sheridan of New Jersey, Kate
O'Brien of New York, and Sarah
Farley of Ireland.
Utah 36th State to Vote
to Repeal Prohibition
Tuesday was marked as an out
standing day in history as the de
ciding votes were cast to remove
the 18th amendment from the fed
eral constitution. Of the six states
voting, Utah was given credit for
being the state to swing the nation
into the wet celumn.
The 18th amendment went into
effect January 16, 1920, and it will
be December 16, 1933, before it can
be removed from the constitution.
Adoption of the amendment nulli
fying the 18th amendment must be
ratified by constitutional conven
tions of the states voting wet be
fore it becomes effective. The new
amendment to the constitution is
unique in that it is the first amend
ment to be presented for ratifica
tion of the people through state
Penland GivenjS Years
on Charge of Assault
William Penland was sentenced
Monday to six years in the state
penitentiary on a charge of assault
with a dangerous weapon. The
charge resulted from an attack
Penland made on Lloyd Matteson
in a local pastime several weeks
ago, shooting Matteson several
times with a small caliber pistol.
Penland was taken to Salem Tu
esday by Sheriff Bauman. He had
previously entered a plea of guilty
and waived investigation by the
grand jury. Judge C. L. Sweek pro
RED CROSS CLASS SLATED.
The first class in Red Cross first
aid work, under the Instruction of
Dn A. D. McMurdo, will meet at 7
o'clock next Monday evening. The
class will convene at the circuit
court room in the courthouse, in
stead of at Dr. McMurdo's office
as announced last week. All who
desire to take the course are asked
to make themselves known to Dr.
McMurdo or to Mrs. Lucy E. Rod
gers, county school superintendent.
Immediately. A class of 15 or 20
persons is desired and there is room
for many more than have register
ed so far. The entire course will
include 15 hours of class work, to
be taken up two hours at a time
on succeeding Mondays. The only
charge will be 60 cents for the in
struction manual which the pur
LOCAL STORE WINS AGAIN.
In the recent coffee sale contest
held by Safeway stores organiza
tion, the local MacMarr store won
first place in its district, the Walla
Walla district. The award was a
$15 cash prize. Mr. Anglin, mana
ger, says chances are also good for
the store to place first in the organization-wide
contest, results of
which will be anounced soon. The
local store sold 1920 pounds of cof
fee during the contest. Thanks are
extended to purchasers who made
the victory possible.
SISTER DIES AT ALBANY.
E. R. and Chas. Huston received
word of the death of their sister,
Mrs. Ida Maxwell, at a hospital in
Albany yesterday afternoon. Fun
eral services will be held at Albany
on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Messrs. Huston will attend the
services. Mrs. Maxwell was an only
LIBRARY CLOSED SATURDAY.
The Heppner public library will
be closed Saturday. Books due on
that date may be returned next
Tuesday without penalty. The li
brary is open ordinarily from 3 to
5 p. m., Tuesdays and Saturdays,
and from 7 to p. m. on Thursdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith of The
Dalles visited here at the home of
Mrs. Smiths sister, Mrs. Glen
Hayes, last Friday evening and
Saturday, on their way home from
a trip to Nebraska. They had been
to Lincoln, Neb., for a visit with
relatives of Mr. Smith.
FOR WHEAT MEET
Morrow Men Named for
Work at Moro Conven
tion December 8-9.
GOOD RESULTS SEEN
Success of Last Year's Recommen
dations Furnishes Foundation
for Promising Program.
Heartened by the success of the
recommendations made at Condon
last year, the Eastern Oregon
Wheat league will convene at Moro
on December 8 and 9 to again dis
cuss important, timely questions of
the industry. From the discussions
it is expected further recommenda
tions of the growers will be made
in an attempt to bring about other
changes beneficial to them.
Four major committees, with per
sonnel including 183 leading grow
ers representing every wheat grow
ing section of eastern Oregon, will
discuss the questions arising, with
prominent men in the various fields
slated for addresses.
These committees, with officers,
and members from Morrow county
Taxation and legislation: J. B.
Adams, Moro, chairman; Mac Hoke,
rendieton, vice-chairman; E. R.
Jackman, Corvallis, secretary; Geo.
reck, Lexington; Bert Johnson,
lone, and J. O. Turner, Heppner,
Marketing and finance: Chas.
Harth, The Dalles, chairman; Har
ry Pinkerton, Moro, vice-chairman:
E. L. Potter, Corvallis, secretary;
H. V. Smouse and J. O. Kincaid,
lone, and R. B. Rice, Lexington,
Transportation: L. J. Kelly, The
Dalles, chairman; John Withy
combe, Arlington, vice-chairman:
W. W. Lawrence, The Dalles, sec
retary; c. B. Cox, Heppner. Fred
Mankin and D. W. Misner. lone.
Wheat handling, warehousing.
discounts and production: H. D.
Proudfoot, Wasco, chairman: Earl
Hoag, Blalock, vice-chairman; G.
R. Hyslop, Corvallis, secretary.
Discussion in many instances will
be a continuance of or enlargement
upon recommendations made at last
year's meeting, many of which rec
ommendations have already been
fulfilled. Listed among these real
ized recommendations are the
amended state warehouse code,
lower interest rates and more lib
eral credit through the federal land
bank, the working of the domestic
allotment plan for wheat, reduction
of property taxes and auto license
fees, changing of the federal agri
cultural marketing act more in line
with recommendations of national
cooperative and farm organizations,
branding of grade on pumps thru
which motor fuel is vended, and
the world economic conference.
Such an international conference
as the world economic conference
was recommeded last year in the
hope that U. S. goods would be
placed on an equality with goods of
other nations in the foreign mar
kets through adjustment of the
In the field of taxation and legis
lation, discussion will turn to re
verting to the counties some of the
tax monies which are, or may be,
collected indirectly by the state,
and other tax matters of moment
As the legislature Is expected to be
in session at the time of the wheat
meeting it is hoped immediate ac
tion may be obtained on such pro
posals as are made.
Cooperative marketing, exporting
of grain from Pacific northwest
markets, and any subjects relative
to the working of the domestic al
lotment plan will hold the attention
of the committee on marketing and
finance. Production loans with
special emphasis on the organiza
tion of local production credit as
sociations will also be discussed.
Holding of present discount rates
for smut, dockage and handling,
and attention to control of smut
that yearly makes large inroads
Into the farmers wheat income, will
be stressed by the wheat handling,
warehousing, discounts and produc
Open river transportation, freight,
rates and port districts will be be
fore the transportation committee,
which is also expected to evolve
recommendations on the truck and
bus bill now under fire.
Moro Is preparing to be a royal
host to all who attend, and the
Moro Commercial club in charge
of arrangements, would like to hear
from all who expect to "bach" in
order to supply quarters. At Con
don last year one of the most pop
ular spots in town was Hotel d'
Sherman, where delegates slept and
prepared their own meals.
CHILD BREAKS ARM.
Loma Mae Jones, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. N. Jones, sus
tained a fracture of the arm just
above the elbow when she fell from
some play apparatus at the school
ground yesterday evening.
Lulu Bookman was granted a de
cree of divorce from Charles Book
man in the court of Judge C. L.
Sweek here Monday. She was given
custody of four minor children and
allowed $20 per month.
City Postpones Adoption
of Budget; Meeting Held
Adoption of the city budget'was
postponed until its mid-month
meeting by the council Monday eve
ning. The matter of improving the
Heppner fiat road into north Hepp
ner was discussed, and it was de
cided to look into the matter fur
ther before taking definite action.
Building of a cross walk across Bal
timore street at the interesction of
Main, between the Dr. Gray res
idence and the Pat Mollahan ser
vice station was left in the hands
of the streets and public properties
committee. This committee was
also left in charge of the matter
of disposal of the lumber in the
dance floor at the artesian welL
Instruction was given the com
mittee in charge to prepare forms
for reportmg of the beer tax of 5
cents a gallon provided for in an
ordinance passed at a previous
Business Houses Will
Observe Armistice Day
Business houses of Heppner voted
unanimously to close all day Satur
day in observance of Armistice day.
While no celebration will be held
at Heppner, the local American Le
gion post and school will participate
in a district celebration at Arling
ton, and many other townspeople
are expected to join them. One of
the features of the day will be the
annual gridiron classic between
Heppner and Hermiston high
schools to be played as half of a
double-header game. Condon will
meet Arlington in the other half.
The Arlington celebration will
share about equal attraction with
the Oregon-O. S. C. game at Port
land, with reports evidencing that
many folks will journey to the me
tropolis for this event
John Anglin, manager, and Har
lan Devin, salesman, for the local
MacMarr store, attended a banquet
and meeting of the Safeway or
ganization at Walla Walla Sunday.
They motored by way of Heppner
Junction and the Wallula cut-off
on the way over, reporting this a
most wonderful drive. They re
turned through Pendleton, where
they picked up Mrs. Devin and two
sons who were visiting with Mrs.
Devin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiatt.
J. L. Gault and Mr. and Mrs. S.
E. Notson returned last Thursday
evening from a trip of several days
tnat took tnem over a large por
tion of eastern and western Wash
ington. They went first to eastern
Washington points, then across the
Snoqualmie pass to Seattle and Ta
coma, where they enjoyed a visit
with relatives and friends while
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Palmateer
came up from the farm home in
the Morgan district yesterday.
Portland may brag about its heavy
rainfall, but Morgan isn't ready to
take a back seat yet, said Mr. Pal
mateer, in asserting that they had
an inch of rain in eight hours last
week. Grain is coming in good
shape, Bert said.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doolittle de
parted for Portland Tuesday morn
ing, Mr. Doolittle to cosult medical
specialists in the city. They were
accompanied as far as Arlington by
John F. Vaughn who drove the
Doolittle car back to Heppner,
while-Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle went
on by train.
Miss Mary Healy of The Dalles
and Mrs. Dan Bufflngton of Port
land visited in this city last week.
Miss Mary has just returned from
a trip to California and Mexico,
going to California by boat Mrs.
Bufflngton will be remembered as
Miss Nora Hughes.
Vawter Crawford, Gazette Times
editor, was able to walk to the of
fice on Tuesday for the first time
since the major operation he under
went three weeks ago. He is fast
gaining weight and strength, and
hopes to be back to normal before
Mr. and Mrs. George Noble of
Winnemuca, Nevada, arrived in
Heppner last week end to be with
Mr. Noble's mother, Mrs. Mildred
Noble, who is critically ill. They
departed for home again yesterday,
expecting to return again shortly.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sher
man of Kimberley at the home of
Mrs. Lilian Cochran in this city
yesterday morning, an 8-pound boy.
Mrs. Aiken of Kimberley, mother
of Mrs. Sherman, is in attendance.
John J. Wightman is making
good progress toward recovery
from the injuries he received last
week when the truck he was driv
ing was hit by a train, according
to report of his physician.
Mrs. Frank Anderson, son Frank
and Grandma Bergstrom, departed
for Portland today, driving down in
Dr. McMurdos car. While they are
gone the doctor is driving the An
Fred Rood of Hillsboro and Fred
Deshon of Portland were in the
city yesterday on business connect
ed with the estate of Mrs. Fannie
O. Rood of which they are admin
istrators. William Y. Ball departed for
Portland Saturday to be with his
father, J. C. Ball, pioneer Morrow
county resident and Civil war vet
eran, who Is critically ill in the city.
Heppner friends have received
announcement of the birth of a
7-pound daughter to Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Cummings at Vancouver,
Wash., last Thursday.
Carl F. Bergstrom who farms in
the Gooseberry district was in the
city Tuesday on business.
TO SIGN CONTRACTS
Wheat Production Control
Plan Moves into Final"
Phase Next Week.
U. S. SIGN-UP 80 PCT.
7,788,000 Acres to be Taken Out
of Production for 1934; 20
States Get Benefits.
With Saturday the last day for
filing objections to allotments as
published in the Gazette Times last
week, officers of the Morrow Coun
ty Wheat Production Control asso
ciation are pushing the work of
organization into the final stages.
A series of community meetings is
announced for next week at which
contracts will be signed, and an op
portunity will be given for asking
any questions regarding the maxi
mum number of acres any grower
may seed to wheat in the next two
years, or any other questions re
garding the program.
The meetings next week for the
various communities will be held
Alpine community Alpine school
house, 8 a. m., Nov. 13.
lone community American Le
gion hall, lone, 8 a. m., Nov. 14.
South Heppner community Rhea
Creek hall, 8 a. m., Nov. 15.
Morgan community Morgan I.
O. O. F. all, 8 a. m., Nov. 16.
No. Heppner-Lexington commun
ityLeach hall, Lexington, 8 a. m..
Eigt Mile community Eight Mile
school house, 8 a. m., Nov. 18.
No definite word has been receiv
ed yet as to when the checks for
benefit payments may be received,
but it is expected they will not be
long in coming after the contracts
have been received at Washington.
vjooa reports or the progress na
tionally of the wheat plan under
the agricultural adjustment act
are received through the News Di
gest of the agricultural adjustment
administration. In the issue of Oc
tober 28 the News says:
.farmers of the country have thnu
far pledged to take 7,788,000 acres
of land out of wheat production in
xao. witn returns of the sign-up
campaign practically complete for
uiusi states, omcials of the agricul
tural adjustment administration
announced that approximately 80
percent of the national seeded acre
age has been placed under wheat
production agreements. A total of
570,263 applications, representing
51,925,612 acres, have been reported.
This acreage is to be reduced by 15
percent for the 1934 crop, in ac
cordance with the wheat agree
ments. As a result of the sign-up
campaign, those taking part in the
program will receive slightly more
than $102,000,000 in benefit nav.
ments this fall and next spring.
"Signing and fulfilling contracts
on the basis of these applications
will result in a substantial advance
in the task of balancing wheat pro
duction in this country," Secretary
Wallace said in commenting on the
sign-up. "The heart of the admin
istration's program lies in placing
the benefits of cooperation and ac
reage reduction in the hands of
those who cooperate. The adminis
tration has offered its plan to the
producers and a majority of them
have accepted it. There has been
no pressure on any farmer to join
the program. Taking out of pro
duction the 7,788,000 acres thus far
accounted for will have a funda
mentally constructive effect on the
wheat situation. If those who re
main outside of the wheat program
selfishly seek to take advantage of
those who participate and thus
partly nullify the reduction Indica
ted, the responsibility will be theirs.
Farmers who take part in the Dlan
are assured of the benefit payments
plus the market price."
LOG ROLLS OVER MAN.
Frank Papineau received Dainful
injuries Monday afternoon when a
large log rolled over him while he
was at work in the timber for the
Eccles-Scritsmeier mill near the
Hamilton ranch. Panineau wan
dragging the log down the moun
tain with a team when the lo
started rolling. He got the team
out of the way, but caught his clo
thing on a snag in attempting to
clear himself, stumbling and falling
in the way of the log, estimated to
contain 600 board feet of lumber.
The full weight of the log was kept
off him by untrimmed limbs. He
was rushed to town for medical at
tention and is now confined to his
homo in north Heppner.
The marriage of Miss Marie Ak-
ers of lone to James Mount of Lex
ington was solemnized at the Meth
odist parsonage in this city at 3 o'
clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Jos.
Pope officiating. Miss Roberta
Thompson of Heppner accompanied
uie Dnae, ana Uarle Bryant, Hepp
ner, accompanied the brldeirroom
The newlyweds are both popular
muirow county young people who
have the congratulations of a hnt
The Willows grange will hold a
social dance at the Cecil hall next
Saturday night, the 11th. Good mu
sic is promised and the public a